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1. The God of Happiness
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This set of decorative paintings for doors is made up of two halves, each exhibiting a noble official dressed in a traditional official hat and ceremonial clothes. One hand of the officials holds an ivory ...
2. Fortune-increasing Gods of Wealth
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The painting juxtaposes the two seated gods of wealth: the red-faced Zhao Gongming, the martial god of wealth, who carries a gold ingot, while the white-faced is Bi Gan, the civil god of wealth (believed ...
3. Lu Shen, The God of Roads
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The painting is fashioned by two combined bottom-plates. The framing shrine was printed first, leaving the middle blank. The inner pattern of the “God of the Five Unobstructed Roads” was later ...
4. The God of Wealth of the Five Directions
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This is a single piece of decorative painting. On its light-green background are patterns of “errant clouds”. In the middle stands a God of Wealth dressed in a ceremonial civil-official costume, ...
5. The Door Gods
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Both the door gods wear body armors; one holds a sword in each hand and the other is with whips. The god on the right-hand side is Qin Shubao, on the left is Yuchi Jingde. The legend has it that when Emperor ...
6. God of Wealth of the Five Directions
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The God of Wealth is dressed in the ceremonial robe of a civil servant and stands in the middle with a joyous expression. One of his hands unfolds a tapestry with the words Wu Lu Jin Cai (Good Fortune ...
7. Fortune Coming from the Five Directions
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“The five directions” refer to east, west, south, north, and the center, which implies that you can gain fortune wherever you go. Wu Lu Shen, also known as Wu Lu Cai Shen (God of Wealth of ...
8. Cheng Huang Ye (Patron Deity of Cities)
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Cheng Huang Ye is the god who protects cities and towns. Originally he was a deity of ditches and was called Shui Yong. As the years passed, he gradually became the god of cities and towns, and then a ...
9. Zhong Kui
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This print is printed using Qing Dynasty’s old version. The portrait of Zhong Kui is not only used to ward off the five poisonous creatures during the Dragon Boat Festival, but is also often hung ...
10. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Lord of the Underworld
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Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is commonly called Lord of the Underworld. He was once instructed by Buddha to save the six realms of existence. Therefore, he went to hell to save all creatures. He rules with ...
11. Manjusri Bodhisattva
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In the sixth century BCE, about the same era as Sakyamuni Buddha, Manjusri Bodhisattva was born in Sravasti (in present-day India). He came out from the right armpit of his mother. In Mahayana Buddhism, ...
12. Buddha of the Western Paradise
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“Buddha of the Western Paradise” is considered the founder of Buddhism. He is also called Sakyamuni Buddha. He was born in 557 BCE. and was the son of King Suddhodana of India. He became a ...
13. Taishang Laojun (Laozi)
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In the picture, Taishang Laojun sits solemnly in the center, holding the Tai Chi diagram in his hands. Two boys stand on his sides. On the top is a sign saying Taishang Laojun. Taishang Laojun’s ...
14. Xuantian Shangdi (God of the Profound Heavens)
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Xuantian Shangdi has many names such as Zhen Wu, Xuan Wu, Zhen Wu Emperor, Xuan Wu Dadi, and Zhen Wu Dadi. He is one of the gods worshipped in Daoism. Xuan Wu originated in the worship of stars and animals ...
15. Yuhuang Dadi (Jade Emperor, the High God)
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Yuhuang Dadi is also known as Yuhuang Shangdi. The Taiwanese call him the “Ruler of Heaven.” He is the lord of heaven and earth, the highest among the gods in the Daoist religion. Tradition ...
16. Wenchang Dijun (Patron of Promotions and Success in Examinations)
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... dying in war, the Heavenly God assigned him to govern matters relevant to official positions, fortune, and literature in the mortal world. ..... ...
17. Zhisheng Zongshi (The Great Sage and Teacher, Confucius)
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This picture of Confucius, the Great Sage and Teacher, is worshiped in old-style village schools. In the picture, Confucius is wearing official garment and holding a tablet. On his sides stand the Four ...
18. Guan Gong (God of Wealth)
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“Saintly Emperor Guan” refers to the renowned general Guan Yu in the Three Kingdoms period. Guan Yus deeds and influence were glorified from the Song dynasty on, possibly because of the popularity ...
19. Hua Tuo, the Divine Doctor
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This print portrays Hua Tuo as a god. The Chinese characters of Hua Tuo “華坨” may have been a slip of the pen in writing “華佗”. The misstep was fairly common in the old times when ...
20. Bodhidharma
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Bodhidharma, abbreviated Dharma, was originally named Dorodjatun Buddha. Like Sakyamuni Buddha, Dharma was a born aristocrat. He came to Guangzhou in the year of 520 (or 527) and was warmly welcomed by ...
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